Islamic Revolution in the Making - Jan-Feb 1979 footage - English

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This appears to be from Jan-Feb of 1979 in Tehran. Shah has already fled and Imam Khomeini is enthusiastically awaited in Iran. The air is filled with euphoria. In what became a signature activity or gesture of the Iranian revolutionary movement, the demonstrators are handing flowers to the soldiers. Before departing the Shah appointed Shapour Bakhtiar as the Prime Minister. Bakhtiar was from one of the opposition parties. Shah wanted this to be seen as a conciliatory gesture to forestall the revolution. However Bakhtiar\'s tenure lasted for no more than 36 days. He failed to rally support from the members of his own party- the National Front. This footage was aired by CBC.

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